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Meet Graham – Animals At Alexander Youth Network

April 2, 2019

  Graham – Pet Therapy 2 year old Labrador Retriever/ Boxer Mix who visits Psychiatric Residential Treatment and hopes to start visiting Charlotte Day Treatment soon. How often do you visit Alexander? Graham visits on the weekends to come to play with kiddos in the residential program.   What is your favorite activity with the […]

Bark and Heal therapeutic activity

Bark and Heal

February 12, 2018

There is a special magic that happens when children and dogs connect. An exciting new one-of-a-kind pilot program at Alexander Youth Network launched in January 2018 to accomplish just that. The Bark and Heal program, offered through the support of Furbabies Animal Rescue, pairs dogs in need of adoption with children in our Psychiatric Residential […]

Gimme a Beat!

August 29, 2017

  Have you ever found yourself completely lost in a song or piece of music, perhaps bopping your head or walking in step to the beat? There’s a reason why. Joe Heritage, lead trainer at Alexander Youth Network, explains that “Research suggests that music can positively influence brain function, mood, pulse rate, respiration, blood pressure, […]

Speedway Children’s Charities Grant Helps Occupational Therapy Program

February 2, 2017

Thank you to Speedway Children’s Charities for providing a $17,930 grant to Alexander Youth Network’s Occupational Therapy program. The funding will help provide the tools to create a calming and healing environment for the kids, including floors, lighting, storage and furniture. In addition, the funds will allow the purchase of necessary activities and supplies, including publications, deep-pressure rolling pins, […]

Dance as a therapeutic activity

New Dance Therapy Program in PRTF

September 13, 2016

Children in Alexander’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) are discovering the joy and the benefits of dance therapy. Introduced in April 2016, the dance therapy program involves the therapeutic use of movement to access creativity and emotions and promotes emotional, mental, physical and social health. There are many benefits to dance therapy. It is a form of […]

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